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Shimer College (Unauthorised) Archive

Shimer Alumni (Unauthorised) Historical Society

This is a collection of documents relevant to the history of Shimer College, an unconventional Great Books college, from its founding as the Mount Carroll Seminary in 1853 to its present-day existence as a small college in Chicago. Unless otherwise noted, these documents have been collected and digitized by members of the Shimer Alumni (Unauthorised) Historical Society.

This collection seeks to include a full set of official school periodicals that are now in the public domain, from the Seminary Bell in 1859 to the Shimer College Record of a century later, as well as a wide range of student publications, Shimerian ephemera, and other Shimer-related documents.

The collection currently includes full sets of the Seminary Bell, Oread, Annual Calendar and subsequent catalogs through 1950, and Frances Shimer Quarterly, in addition to numerous individual issues of the Frances Shimer Record and Shimer College Record.

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July 1965 issue of the Shimer College Record, dedicated to news of and for alumni of the school. Includes an essay on "Theatre at Shimer" by Arthur Williams. Then located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, Shimer College is today the Great Books college of Chicago. This version was digitized from photocopies provided by the Regional History Center at NIU, home of the Shimer College Collection. Shimer College in ChicagoGreat Books · Oxford · Early entrance · Self-governance ·...
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by Shimer College
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April 1965 issue of the Shimer College Record, dedicated to news of and for alumni of the school. Includes an essay on "Shimer and the Humanities" by John Hirschfield (founder of the school's long-running Oxford study abroad program). Then located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, Shimer College is today the Great Books college of Chicago. This version was digitized from photocopies provided by the Regional History Center at NIU, home of the Shimer College Collection. Shimer College in...
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by Frances Shimer School
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Annual calendar (catalog) of the Frances Shimer School in Mount Carroll, Illinois, for the 1912-1913 academic year. The Academy later became Shimer College, the Great Books college of Chicago. The Frances Shimer Record likewise later became the Shimer College Record. Frances Shimer RecordDecember 1911      ←     April 1912     →      June 1913 Shimer College catalogs1911-1912      ←     1912-1913     →      1912-1913
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by Fund for the Advancement of Education
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A 1957 report from the Fund for the Advancement of Education (a Ford Foundation initiative) on the Early Admission Program, a pioneering venture in early entrance to college. Includes summaries of the findings of two independent studies commissioned by the Fund, one on psychiatric outcomes and the other on educational outcomes. Only one of the twelve early entrance programs described in the book continues in operation in the 21st century: the early entrance program at Shimer College in Chicago.
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by Frances Shimer School
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Annual catalog or "calendar" of the Frances Shimer School in Mount Carroll, Illinois, for the 1911-1912 academic year. The School later became Shimer College, the Great Books college of Chicago. The Frances Shimer Quarterly became the Frances Shimer Record in 1911, and the Shimer College Record in 1950. Frances Shimer QuarterlyJanuary 1911      ←     April 1911     →      June 1911 Shimer College catalogs1910-1911...
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by Shimer College
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First issue of the Seminary Bell, the first school newspaper of Shimer College, published in November 1859. Then a seminary located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, Shimer is now the Great Books college of Chicago. This and other issues of the Seminary Bell and Oread were digitized courtesy of the Regional History Center at Northern Illinois University, home of the Shimer College Collection.
Topics: Shimer College, Mount Carroll Seminary, 19th-century education, 1850s, Mount Carroll
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Volume 1 Number 4 of the Shimer College Bulletin, for June 1969. The Bulletin was the official alumni publication of Shimer College during the 1970s. May 1969 ←          June 1969          → September 1969
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The Recondite student yearbook of Shimer College for the 1966-1967 academic year. Then located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, Shimer is today the Great Books college of Chicago. Digitization courtesy of Jonathan Goldman, Shimer class of 1969.
Topics: Shimer College, Mount Carroll, College yearbooks
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Volume 43 Issue 3 of the Shimer College Record, official organ of Shimer College, a Great Books college now located in Chicago. Dated July 1951, devoted to alumni news.
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by Oread Society of the Mount Carroll Seminary
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First issue of the Oread, student newspaper of Shimer College from 1869 to the end of the Seminary period of Shimer College history. The editorial board included Winona Branch Sawyer. Digitized by Northern Illinois University. February 1869 → Then a women's seminary located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, Shimer is today a very small coeducational college in Chicago with a Great Books curriculum and the nation's longest-running program of early entrance to college.
Topics: Shimer College, Mount Carroll Seminary, 19th-century education, 1860s, Mount Carroll, Oread
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by Shimer College
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Volume 2 Number 1 of the Shimer College Bulletin, for September 1969. The Bulletin was the official alumni publication of Shimer College during the 1970s. June 1969 ←          September 1969          → October 1969
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by Oread Society of the Mount Carroll Seminary
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January 1874 issue of the Oread, student newspaper of Shimer College from 1869 to the end of the Seminary period of Shimer College history. Digitized by Northern Illinois University. This issue contains a lengthy address on "Genius" by alum and homeopathic physician E.H. Pratt. The Mount Carroll Seminary later became Shimer College, which is today a very small college in Chicago known for its Great Books curriculum and long-running weekend college and early entrance programs.
Topics: Shimer College, Mount Carroll Seminary, 19th-century education, 1870s, Mount Carroll, Oread
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by Frances Shimer College
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Volume 38 No. 4 of the Frances Shimer Record, the official organ of Frances Shimer College, which later became Shimer College, the Great Books college of Chicago. Contains Alumnae News for July 1946, which includes a serialization of "Frances Shimer, Pioneer" and recollections of an alumna of the class of 1884.
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1862 catalogue of the Mount Carroll Seminary in Mount Carroll, Illinois, which later became Shimer College, the Great Books college of Chicago. 1862 was the first year in which the Seminary held a formal graduation ceremony, in which the Laureate of Arts was awarded. Catalogue includes complete list of students, detailed reports by the examining committees. Resources related to the first decade of Shimer College, 1853-1862Catalogs1855 · 1856 · 1859 · 1862 Writings of Frances ShimerJournal ·...
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October 1959 issue of the Shimer College Record, dedicated to news about and for alumni. Then located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, Shimer College is today a Great Books college located in Chicago.
Topics: shimer college, 1950s, alumni newsletters, mount carroll
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by Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago
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Catalog of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago, for the 1947-1948 academic year. Published May 1947 as issue 3 of volume 39 of the Frances Shimer Record. This catalog is the first to contain a summary of the "Shimer Plan", the first form of the Great Books program that Shimer continues to follow today. Then a women's junior college located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, the school is today known as Shimer College in Chicago, a coeducational four-year Great Books...
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by Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago
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Annual catalog of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago, for the 1938-1939 academic year. Published February 1938 as issue 6 of volume 29 of the Frances Shimer Record. Because it contained information on both the preceding and following academic years, it is labeled as "the Eighty-Sixth Annual Catalogue for 1937-38 and Announcements for 1938-39." Then a preparatory school and junior college located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, the school is today known as Shimer...
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by Frances Shimer School
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December 1931 issue of the Frances Shimer Record. The Record was the official publication of the Frances Shimer School in Mount Carroll, which later became Shimer College, the Great Books College of Chicago.
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by Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago
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Annual calendar, or catalog, of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago (known today as Shimer College), for the 1915-1916 academic year. Covers both the preparatory school and junior college curricula. Published April 1915 as Issue 1 of Volume 7 of the Frances Shimer Record. Frances Shimer RecordFebruary 1915      ←     April 1915     →      June 1915 Shimer College catalogs1914-1915      ←     1915-1916     →      1916-1917
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Final issue of the Oread, a magazine published by the Oread Society of the Mount Carroll Seminary, which later became Shimer College, a very small college in Chicago known for its rigorous great books curriculum. This issue actually contains two parts, dated August and July 1895 respectively. A professional digitization of a different physical copy of this same issue is available here.
Topics: women's magazine, student magazine, mount carroll, illinois, shimer college
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by Oread Society of the Mount Carroll Seminary
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August 1895 issue of the Oread, student newspaper of Shimer College during the late Seminary period of the school's history. Digitized by Northern Illinois University. This issue opens with a speech by Winona Branch Sawyer on "The New Woman", and also includes another speech by Mrs. Sawyer titled What Becomes of the Girl Graduates?" An amateur digitization of a different physical copy of this issue is available here. Then a women's seminary located in Mount Carroll, Illinois,...
Topics: Shimer College, Mount Carroll Seminary, 19th-century education, 1890s, Mount Carroll, Oread
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by Shimer College
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October 1958 issue of the Shimer College Record, dedicated to alumni news. Includes announcements of the arrival of new faculty members including Robert Blackburn and Warren and Elinor Miller. Then located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, Shimer College is today the Great Books college of Chicago, known for its rigorous great books curriculum and its pioneering program of early entrance to college.
Topics: shimer college, 1950s, alumni newsletters, mount carroll.
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by Oread Society of the Mount Carroll Seminary
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April 1873 number of the Oread, student newspaper of Shimer College from 1869 to the end of the Seminary period of Shimer College history. Digitized by the Northern Illinois University Archives. The Mount Carroll Seminary later became Shimer College, a very small college in Chicago with a Great Books curriculum and one of the nation's longest-running early entrance programs.
Topics: Shimer College, Mount Carroll Seminary, 19th-century education, 1870s, Mount Carroll, Oread
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by Fund for the Advancement of Education
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A 1953 report by the Fund for the Advancement of Education, established by the Ford Foundation under the guidance of Robert Maynard Hutchins, on four related initiatives addressing the gap in American education between high school and college, including the programs that gave us today's Advanced Placement program and the early college entrance program at Shimer College. Published 1953, no assertion or renewal of copyright found.
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by Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago
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Catalog of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago, for the 1948-1949 academic year. Published November 1947 as issue 5 of volume 36 of the Frances Shimer Record. Then a women's junior college located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, the school is today known as Shimer College in Chicago, a coeducational four-year Great Books college. Shimer College catalogs1947-1948 ←          1948-1949          → 1949-1950
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"First Triennial Register and Circular of the Mount Carroll Seminary", published 1856 and covering the period from May 11, 1853 to July 19, 1856. Includes lists of faculty, trustees, courses and textbooks. The Mount Carroll Seminary later became Shimer College, a Chicago college known for its Great Books curriculum and long-running program of early entrance to college. Resources related to the first decade of Shimer College, 1853-1862Catalogs1855 · 1856 · 1859 · 1862 Writings of...
Topics: seminaries, shimer college, mount carroll, illinois, 1850s
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by Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago
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Fifth annual calendar of the Frances Shimer Academy in Mount Carroll, which later became Shimer College, the Great Books college of Chicago. Shimer College catalogs1899-1900      ←     1900-1901     →      1901-1902
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by Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago
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Annual catalog of the Frances Shimer Academy in Mount Carroll, Illinois, for the 1904-1905 academic year. The Academy later became Shimer College, the Great Books college of Chicago. This catalog was published without pages 29 and 30. Shimer College catalogs1904-1905      ←     1905-1906     →      1906-1907
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by Oread Society of the Mount Carroll Seminary
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August 1888 number of the Oread, student newspaper of Shimer College during the late Seminary period of the school's history. Digitized by Northern Illinois University. This issue commences with an essay on reunions by Winona Branch Sawyer. It also includes a reprinted report on the reunion exercises from the Chicago Standard; both of these texts mention the recently-launched campaign to raise an endowment in conjunction with the Baptist Women of the Northwest. Then a women's seminary located...
Topics: Shimer College, Mount Carroll Seminary, 19th-century education, 1880s, Mount Carroll, Oread
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Catalog of Shimer College for the 1951-1952 academic year. This was the first catalog issued after Shimer formally changed from a four-year women's junior college to a four-year coeducational Great Books college in 1950.
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by Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago
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Annual catalog of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago, for the 1936-1937 academic year. Published February 1936 as issue 5 of volume 27 of the Frances Shimer Record. Because it contained information on both the preceding and following academic years, it is labeled as "the Eighty-Fourth Annual Catalogue for 1935-36 and Announcements for 1936-37." Then a preparatory school and junior college located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, the school is today known as Shimer...
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by Shimer College
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Pamphlet titled "The Idea of Shimer College", containing essays by Shimer College faculty on the underlying idea of each distinct part of the school's Great Books curriculum. Then still residing on its original campus in Mount Carroll, Illinois, since 2006 Shimer College has resided at 3424 S. State St., Chicago, Illinois. This version digitized by Stuart Patterson of the Shimer faculty, from originals residing in the Shimer College Collection at the Regional History Center in Dekalb,...
Topics: shimer college, curriculum, mount carroll
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by Shimer College
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April 1951 issue of the Shimer College Record, devoted to alumni news. Then located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, Shimer College is today the Great Books college of Chicago. Shimer College in ChicagoGreat Books · Oxford · Early entrance · Self-governance · AdmissionsWikipedia ·Quotes ·Reviews Twitter ·YouTube ·Shimer College Wiki
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by Shimer College
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April 1958 issue of the Shimer College Record, containing alumni news and information about developments at Shimer College. Then located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, Shimer is today the Great Books college of Chicago.
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by Frances Shimer School
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Annual catalog or "calendar" of the Frances Shimer School in Mount Carroll, Illinois, for the 1910-1911 academic year. The School later became Shimer College, the Great Books college of Chicago. The Frances Shimer Quarterly became the Frances Shimer Record in 1911, and the Shimer College Record in 1950. Frances Shimer QuarterlyJanuary 1910      ←     April 1910     →      June 1910 Shimer College catalogs1909-1910...
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by Frances Shimer College
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Catalog of Frances Shimer College for the 1950-1951 academic year. Because it was published in January 1950, a few months before the changeover to the Great Books program was formally announced, it does not actually reflect the academic program of 1950-1951. Catalog includes complete list of students and graduates; numerous campus photographs; and detailed descriptions of the late-1940s curriculum and student life. Shimer College catalogs1949-1950...
Topics: frances shimer college, shimer college, mount carroll, carroll county, illinois
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by Oread Society of the Mount Carroll Seminary
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April 1869 issue of the Oread, student newspaper of Shimer College from 1869 to the end of the Seminary period of Shimer College history. The editorial board included Winona Branch Sawyer. Digitized by the Northern Illinois University Archives. March 1869 ←           April           May 1869 → Then a women's seminary located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, Shimer is today a very small coeducational college in Chicago with a Great Books curriculum and the nation's...
Topics: Shimer College, Mount Carroll Seminary, 19th-century education, 1860s, Mount Carroll, Oread
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by Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago
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Annual catalog of the Frances Shimer Academy in Mount Carroll, Illinois, for the 1904-1905 academic year. The Academy later became Shimer College, the Great Books college of Chicago. This digitized version is missing page 20. Shimer College catalogs1903-1904      ←     1904-1905     →      1905-1906
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by Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago
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Annual catalog of the Frances Shimer School in Mount Carroll, Illinois, for the 1909-1910 academic year. Published June 1909 as the second issue of the Frances Shimer Quarterly, the first such co-publication since the end of the Oread in 1895. Catalogs would continue to be published as part of the Record until the late 1960s. The School later became Shimer College, the Great Books college of Chicago. The Frances Shimer Quarterly became the Frances Shimer Record in 1911 and the Shimer College...
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by Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago
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Annual calendar, or catalog, of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago, for the 1922-1923 academic year. Published in June 1922 as issue 2 of volume 14 of the Frances Shimer Record, the official school publication. Then a girls' junior college located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, the school is today known as Shimer College, the Great Books college of Chicago. Labeled as volume 12 issue 2, but context clearly indicates that this is actually volume 14. Frances Shimer RecordJune...
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by Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago
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June 1927 issue of the Frances Shimer Record, the official publication of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago. In addition to the usual features, this issue includes a brief account of a class trip to Chicago by the History of Art class, including a visit to the Art Institute, which interestingly continues to be a tradition at Shimer today. Then a girls' junior college located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, the school is today known as Shimer College, the Great Books college of...
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by Oread Society of the Mount Carroll Seminary
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August 1889 issue of the Oread, student newspaper of Shimer College during the late Seminary period of the school's history. Digitized by Northern Illinois University. This issue opens with a report on "A Trip to Alaska" by Alice Ives Breed. Then a women's seminary located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, Shimer is today a very small coeducational college in Chicago with a Great Books curriculum and the nation's longest-running college early entrance program.
Topics: Shimer College, Mount Carroll Seminary, 19th-century education, 1880s, Mount Carroll, Oread
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by Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago
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Annual calendar, or catalog, of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago (known today as Shimer College), for the 1919-1920 academic year. Covers both the preparatory school and junior college curricula. Published April 1919 as Issue 1 of Volume 11 of the Frances Shimer Record. Frances Shimer RecordFebruary 1919      ←     April 1919     →      June 1919 Shimer College catalogs1918-1919      ←     1919-1920     →      1920-1921
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by Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago
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October 1926 issue of the Frances Shimer Record, the official publication of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago. Then a women's junior college located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, the school has today become Shimer College, the Great Books college of Chicago. In addition to the usual features, this issue includes a report of the rearrangement of offices in Metcalf Hall following the completion of the Campbell Library. Frances Shimer RecordJune 1926 ← October 1926 →...
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by Oread Society of the Mount Carroll Seminary
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January 1876 issue of the Oread, student newspaper of Shimer College from 1869 to the end of the Seminary period of Shimer College history. Digitized by Northern Illinois University. This issue includes a lengthy poem titled "When My Ship Comes In" by 1875 graduate Virgnia Dox, and a reunion essay by Maggie Moffett Emmert. The last lines of the first page are obscured. The Mount Carroll Seminary later became Shimer College, which is today a very small college in Chicago known for its...
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by Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago
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October 1921 issue of the Frances Shimer Record, the official publication of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago. Then a women's junior college located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, the school has today become Shimer College, a coeducational Great Books school located in Chicago. In addition to the usual features, this issue includes accounts of school hikes in neighboring Lanark and Savanna, and of the various vesper lectures of the preceding months, one of which was by alum...
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by Oread Society of the Mount Carroll Seminary
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August 1887 issue of the Oread, student newspaper of Shimer College during the late Seminary period of the school's history. Digitized by Northern Illinois University. This issue opens with an essay on "The Mission of Evil" by Margaret Powell. Then a women's seminary located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, Shimer is today a very small liberal arts college in Chicago that follows a textbook-free Great Books curriculum and operates the nation's longest-running early entrance program.
Topics: Shimer College, Mount Carroll Seminary, 19th-century education, 1880s, Mount Carroll, Oread
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by Charles Linnaeus Hostetter
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Diary of Charles Linnaeus Hostetter, alumnus of the Mount Carroll Seminary, for the year 1863. (Via the Charles Linnaeus Hostetter Papers at the University of Chicago)
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Volume 1 Number 1 of the Shimer College Bulletin, for March 1969. The Bulletin was the official alumni publication of Shimer College during the 1970s.               March 1969          → April 1969
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October 1965 issue of the Shimer College Record, dedicated to news of and for alumni of the school. Includes an essay on "Shimer and the Social Sciences" by Robert E. Keohane, and another on "Educating Teachers at Shimer" by Mary P. Keohane. Then located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, Shimer College is today the Great Books college of Chicago. This version digitized from photocopies provided by the Regional History Center at NIU, home of the Shimer College Collection. Shimer...
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by Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago
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Catalog of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago, for the 1940-1941 academic year. Published February 1940 as issue 5 of volume 31 of the Frances Shimer Record. Because it contained information on both the preceding and following academic years, it is labeled as "the Eighty-Eighth Annual Catalogue for 1939-1940 with Announcements for 1940-41." Then a junior college located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, the school is today known as Shimer College in Chicago, a...
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by Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago
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Issue of the Frances Shimer Quarterly for October 1909. The Quarterly was the official publication of the Frances Shimer Academy, which later became Shimer College, the Great Books college of Chicago. Frances Shimer QuarterlyJune 1909      ←     October 1909     →      January 1910
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Annual calendar, or catalog, of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago (known today as Shimer College), for the 1914-1915 academic year. Covers both the preparatory school and junior college curricula. Published April 1914 as Issue 1 of Volume 6 of the Frances Shimer Record. Frances Shimer RecordFebruary 1914      ←     April 1914     →      June 1914 Shimer College catalogs1912-1913      ←     1914-1915     →      1915-1916
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June 1893 issue of the Oread of Mount Carroll Seminary, a student publication from the Seminary period of Shimer College history. This issue was the only one published during the year 1893 (the Oread having by this time gone from monthly to annual), and commemorates the school's 40th anniversary. The issue features an extensive historical sketch by Martha Powell, and letters from a great number of alumni and former faculty. It is the first issue of the Oread to contain significant amounts of...
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Student handbook of Shimer College for the 1960-1961 academic year. Includes description of the "Shimer Plan" of Great Books education, as well as student life regulations, academic calendar, student government constitution, and an essay by Robert O. Keohane. Then located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, Shimer is today the Great Books college of Chicago. Further reading about Shimer College in Chicago:Wikipedia · Quotes · Reviews Twitter ·YouTube · FacebookGreat Books · Oxford...
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by Oread Society of the Mount Carroll Seminary
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July 1894 issue of the Oread, student newspaper of Shimer College during the late Seminary period of the school's history. Digitized by Northern Illinois University. The contents of this issue include an essay on "The American Woman" by graduating senior Adele Randall, and a rare photo of the original Seminary campus showing the grape arbors, original building and 1877 addition. Then known as the Mount Carroll Seminary and located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, Shimer College is today a...
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Annual calendar, or catalog, of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago, for the 1926-1927 academic year. Published in February 1926 as issue 5 of volume 17 of the Frances Shimer Record, the official school publication. Then a girls' junior college located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, the school is today known as Shimer College, the Great Books college of Chicago. This was the first calendar to give the title of W.P. McKee as "president" rather than "dean"....
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April 1924 issue of the Frances Shimer Record, the official publication of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago. Then a women's junior college located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, the school has today become Shimer College, the Great Books college of Chicago. In addition to the usual features, this issue includes a photo of the "Frances Shimer School" excursion train to Chicago. Frances Shimer RecordFebruary 1924 (catalog) ← April 1924 → June 1924 Shimer College...
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Catalog of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago, for the 1937-1938 academic year. Published February 1937 as issue 5 of volume 28 of the Frances Shimer Record. Because it contained information on both the preceding and following academic years, it is labeled as "the Eighty-Fifth Annual Catalogue for 1936-37 and Announcements for 1937-38." Then a preparatory school and junior college located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, the school is today known as Shimer College in...
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Annual catalog of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago, for the 1934-1935 academic year. Published February 1934 as issue 5 of volume 25 of the Frances Shimer Record. Then a preparatory school and junior college located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, the school is today known as Shimer College in Chicago, a coeducational four-year Great Books college. Shimer College catalogs1933-1934      ←     1934-1935     →      1935-1936 Further reading about Shimer...
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by Oread Society of the Mount Carroll Seminary
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August 1872 number of the Oread, student newspaper of Shimer College from 1869 to the end of the Seminary period of Shimer College history. Digitized by the Northern Illinois University Archives. The Mount Carroll Seminary later became Shimer College, a very small college in Chicago with a Great Books curriculum and one of the nation's longest-running early entrance programs.
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April 1927 issue of the Frances Shimer Record, the official publication of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago. In addition to the usual features, this issue includes a joint obituary for three recently deceased trustees: Harry Pratt Judson, Wallace Heckman, and Nathaniel Butler. Then a girls' junior college located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, the school is today known as Shimer College, the Great Books college of Chicago. Frances Shimer RecordFebruary 1927 (catalog) ←...
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May 1869 issue of the Oread, student newspaper of Shimer College from 1869 to the end of the Seminary period of Shimer College history. The editorial board included Winona Branch Sawyer. Digitized by the Northern Illinois University Archives. Then a women's seminary located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, Shimer is today a very small coeducational college in Chicago with a Great Books curriculum and the nation's longest-running program of early entrance to college.
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by Frances Shimer
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Typescript version, prepared c. 1943, of letters sent by Frances Shimer in Mount Carroll, Illinois to her elder sister Caroline Nash in upstate New York, from 1853 to 1856. The letters relate to the founding of the Mount Carroll Seminary by Shimer and her companion Cindarella Gregory. Many of the handwritten originals were severely damaged in the Fire of 1906, and are now too fragile to be scanned. An abridged version of these letters was published in the Frances Shimer Record in 1943. Founded...
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by Frances Shimer School
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December 1931 issue of the Frances Shimer Record. The Record was the official publication of the Frances Shimer School in Mount Carroll, which later became Shimer College, the Great Books College of Chicago.
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Alumnae News issue of the Frances Shimer Record for Fall 1949. Includes letters from the departed president Albin Bro and the interim president John Russel, and a retrospective on events on campus in 1927.
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Issue of the Carroll County Republican for the week of January 22, 1858. From a microfilm edition supplied by the Abraham Lincoln Library and digitized by Creekside Digital. The Republican, edited at this time by David Emmert, was the principal newspaper of Mount Carroll, Illinois during the 1850s. Due to the poor condition of the original newspaper, some parts are not fully legible. The Republican frequently covered developments related to the schools of Mount Carroll, and particularly the...
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Catalog of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago, for the 1946-1947 academic year. Published January 1946 as issue 1 of volume 38 of the Frances Shimer Record. This issue is the first to omit the preparatory school program entirely, referring to Shimer solely as a "four-year junior college." Then a women's junior college located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, the school is today known as Shimer College in Chicago, a coeducational four-year Great Books college. Shimer...
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Annual calendar, or catalog, of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago (known today as Shimer College), for the 1917-1918 academic year. Covers both the preparatory school and junior college curricula. Published April 1914 as Issue 1 of Volume 6 of the Frances Shimer Record. Frances Shimer RecordFebruary 1917      ←     April 1917     →      June 1917 Shimer College catalogs1916-1917      ←     1917-1918     →      1918-1919
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Volume 45 Issue 4 of the Shimer College Record, dated October 1953. Issue dedicated to news for alumni.
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Volume 1 Number 3 of the Shimer College Bulletin, for May 1969. The Bulletin was the official alumni publication of Shimer College during the 1970s. April 1969 ←          May 1969          → June 1969
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July 1879 issue of the Oread, student newspaper of Shimer College from 1869 to the end of the Seminary period of Shimer College history. Digitized by Northern Illinois University. This issue contains extensive alumnae news, and a lengthy essay by graduating senior Alma Chapman. The Mount Carroll Seminary later became Shimer College, which is today a very small college in Chicago known for its Great Books curriculum and long-running weekend college and early entrance programs.
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Second issue of the Oread, student newspaper of Shimer College from 1869 to the end of the Seminary period of Shimer College history. The editorial board included Winona Branch Sawyer. Digitized by the Northern Illinois University Archives. Then a women's seminary located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, Shimer is today a very small coeducational college in Chicago with a Great Books curriculum and the nation's longest-running program of early entrance to college.
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by Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago
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Annual catalog of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago, for the 1933-1934 academic year. Published February 1933 as issue 4 of volume 24 of the Frances Shimer Record. Then a preparatory school and junior college located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, the school is today known as Shimer College in Chicago, a coeducational four-year Great Books college. Shimer College catalogs1932-1933      ←     1933-1934     →      1934-1935 Further reading about Shimer...
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by Charles Linnaeus Hostetter
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Diary of Charles Linnaeus Hostetter for the year 1862. He had ceased regularly attending the Mount Carroll Seminary but frequent mentions continue. Describes financial events affecting Hostetter & Reist, arrival of the railroad in Mt. Carroll, etc. (Via the Charles Linnaeus Hostetter Papers at the University of Chicago)
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